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Alyssa Lebel | Medical Services

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Alyssa Lebel | Education

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine

1983, Boston, MA

Internship

Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center

1985, Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center

1985, Boston, MA

Residency

Child Neurology

Massachusetts General Hospital

1989, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Pain Management

Massachusetts General Hospital

1991, Boston, MA

Alyssa Lebel | Professional History

Dr. Lebel earned a degree in Neurobiology from Wellesley College with highest honors as a Durant Scholar in 1979 and then received her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1983, elected into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) membership in her third year and awarded the Outstanding Senior Clinical Clerk in Neurology. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at The Floating Hospital for Children, New England Medical Center, followed by completion of fellowship training in Child Neurology and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 1989. She then was recruited to stay at MGH in the Departments of Neurology and Anesthesia, developing novel pediatric pain rehabilitative and cancer pain consultative services as well as serving as an Instructor in Neurology and Anesthesia with clinical contributions as a pediatric neurology attending and a pain medicine attending for the MGH Pain Service. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in Pediatric Neurology in 1994, and, in 1996, the Pain Service LeBel Award for Excellence in Teaching was established at MGH. In Philadelphia from 1996-2001, she established a chronic pediatric pain service at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and at Hahnemann Hospital. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at MCP Hahnemann University and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. She returned to Boston in 2001 and has been an Assistant and now an Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Neurology) and Senior Associate in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine to date. During her most recent time at Boston Children's Hospital, she has developed into a national and international leader in the field of pediatric neuropathic pain, pediatric headache, and functional neuroimaging of pediatric pain disorders.

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As with many caretakers' histories, my family's experiences focused my early interest in the neurology on understanding the mechanisms of persistent pain and investigating potential treatments for this compelling problem. A psychologist parent provided a balanced introduction to cognitive science and the value of psychological therapies. A mother's central pain disorder following severe infection challenged me to understand pain related to nerve damage. A sister's struggles with the complex symptoms of terminal cancer secured my decision to become a clinician first and, then, a clinician- investigator, with a practice enriched by a comprehensive specialty team, ready access to expert colleagues, academic research, and inquisitive and caring trainees to truly advance the field. My patients are amazing, resilient, and have taught me all I know.